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FY 2018 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2018-FU-CX-K034
Location
Congressional District
Status
Past Project Period End Date
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$13,036

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $13,036)

The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) is an effort to expand the FBIs National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) into a nationally representative system of incident-based crime statistics. BJS and the FBI are implementing NCS-X with the support of other Department of Justice agencies, including the Office for Victims of Crime. The goal of NCS-X is to enroll a sample of 400 scientifically selected law enforcement agencies to submit data to NIBRS; when these 400 new NIBRS-reporting agencies are combined with the more than 6,600 agencies that currently report to NIBRS, the nation will have a nationally representative system of incident-based crime statistics drawn from the operational data systems of local police departments. These incident-based data will draw upon the attributes and circumstances of criminal incidents and allow for more detailed and transparent descriptions of crime in communities. The current mechanism by which local law enforcement (LE) agencies report data to the FBIs NIBRS, in general, is for local LE agencies to submit data to their state UCR reporting program, and then for the state UCR program to report those data to the FBI. While the FBI does accept NIBRS data directly from a small number of law enforcement agencies, the highly preferred route of reporting is through the state UCR program. The FY2018 solicitation furthers the goals of the NCS-X initiative by providing funding to the remaining states and local agencies in the NCS-X sample in order to assist them in the transition to NIBRS reporting. The Enid Police Department has 100 sworn officers and 10 civilian employees. The police department covers a population of approximately 50,000. Funds are requested to cover the costs of the development, implementation, testing between the current RMS system and the new system to start reporting NIBRS. The overall transition costs include procuring the incident reporting interface for their Omnigo RMS and for the vendor to provide training on correct use of the system to report NIBRS which seem reasonable and would reduce the burden of manual data input sets by the records division. Funds are also based on the vendor quote to update based on a yearly term to include 2 years and Enid PD mentions that they can transition within the 18 months. Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 20, 2018